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Canton player earns spot on New England team that plays in USA Baseball tourney

CANTON, August 13 – Sean Tessman, a Canton Middle School student, was selected to play on the New England team that participated in the USA Baseball 13-and-under national training identification series (NTIS) in Cary, North Carolina this weekend. The series is a comprehensive player identification program offered by Team USA. Tessman participated in two tryouts.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Sarah Benedetti spent two seasons playing pro basketball in Ireland

CANTON — Canton High graduate Sarah Benedetti finished her second season of playing professional basketball in Ireland this spring and was one of five women to be named an All-Star in the women’s Division I league – second-tier professional league in the country. This past winter, Benedetti played for the University of Limerick Huskies, whoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut Mirage outlasts Farmington to win Junior Division championship

SIMSBURY, Aug. 3 – It wasn’t a championship game that will be remembered for its stellar play on the diamond. Thursday night’s Junior Division championship game in the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life baseball league had 16 errors. But one item won’t be forgotten – the Canton-based Connecticut Mirage captured a championship with a 21-12 victory overContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Trick or Trot road race set for October 28 in Collinsville on bike trail

CANTON, August 2 — A third road race in downtown Collinsville is scheduled to be held on Halloween weekend. Canton’s Dollars for Scholars organization will host the first Collinsville Trick or Trot on Saturday morning, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race (3.1 miles) will begin and finish near the Crown and HammerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crowe lifts Mirage into Junior Division championship game with win over Tides

CANTON, July 29 – Pitcher Collin Crowe pitched a complete game, allowed two hits and struck out seven to lead the Connecticut Mirage from Canton to a 3-1 victory over Connecticut Tides from Berlin in a Farmington Bank/Vantis Life League semifinal baseball game Saturday at Mills Pond Pool field. The win lifts the top-seeded MirageContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s CT Mirage hosts Junior Division semifinal on Saturday at Mills Pond

CANTON, July 26  – The Connecticut Mirage out of Canton host the Connecticut Tides out of Berlin Saturday in the Junior Division semifinals of the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life baseball league. The Mirage, who finished first in the regular season in the Junior Division with a 12-3 record, host the Tides (10-7) at 1 p.m. at MillsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kourtros fans six to lead Wolcott past Crushers and into Tri-State League playoffs

CANTON, July 22 – Pitcher Justin Koutros struck out six and allowed just three earned runs as the Wolcott Scrappers earned the 12th and final spot in the Tri-State League playoffs with a 14-5 win over the Canton Crushers Saturday at Bowdoin Field. Ryan Soucy had five hits including a pair of doubles for Wolcott (9-10).Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Hard-hitting Wallingford beats Canton Little League for Section II title

PLYMOUTH, July 22 – The summer journey of the Canton Little League baseball team is now complete. Hard-hitting Wallingford rapped out 11 hits including three home runs to win the Section II championship and a spot among the last four teams left in the state tournament with a 13-2 win in five innings Saturday night.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite shutout loss, Canton faces Wallingford in Section II title game

PLYMOUTH, July 21 – Win or lose, the Canton Little League baseball team is going to play in Saturday’s Section II title game. So, Canton rested their normal pitchers in Friday night’s Section II state tournament game in Terryville against District 5 champion Wallingford. Wallingford (7-1, 2-0 Section II) rapped out nine hits and DerekContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton Little League gets the bats going to earn first-ever state tournament win

PLYMOUTH, July 20 – It about an inning or so for the Canton Little League baseball team to begin to feel comfortable in Thursday night’s state tournament game against District 4 champion Prospect. All Canton needed was a few sharp hits. Canton had three extra-base hits in the second inning to take their first leadContinue ReadingContinue Reading